Keep it real
Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. We go out of our way to sabotage ourselves, just to prove our inner critic right that we can’t achieve anything or become better versions of ourselves.
If we’re trying to lose weight, we become obsessed with the number on the scale. We weigh ourselves everyday, disregarding the fact that weight fluctuates with water retention, the amount of clothing we’re wearing and even our last bowel movement. I’m guilty of this. If I don’t see a change on the scale, I start the negative self talk. I tell myself that, because I haven’t lost 5kg since yesterday, I might as well give up and give in to the sugar and carb cravings.
Then there’s social media. Ah… social media. It’s like the modern day Mills & Boons novels where everyone seems to be living their best life. Everyone except me, of course. And probably you, too.
We compare ourselves to the babes and hunks who seem to have it all – money, good looks, tight butts, abs of steel, maintenance-free spouses and all the time in the world for holidays and spa treatments. Do they not know what stress is??
Little do we know that, behind the scenes, their lives are probably not as perfect as they make them out to be. But we take them at face value. We believe what they show us and it’s depressing as hell.
But can we get real for a moment?
Weight loss is bloody hard work. Exercise is hard work. Making the right eating choices every day is hard work. Sticking to a plan and staying motivated is hard work.
All the cliches are true: calories in should be less than calories out; abs are made in the kitchen; you are what you eat.
These statements might make you roll your eyes but they’re the truth. This is reality.
The reality is that we’re all trying to make time to exercise. We all struggle to put in the time and effort. We all find it hard to say no to the pizza. We’re all busy doing a million things at once – and then the cat pees on the bed or the car gets a flat tyre.
Whether you’re 20, 30 or 50, the challenges are all the same, our energy and ability levels just change. But it’s still hard.
And so, the biggest motivation behind launching my app was to keep it real. I wanted to design a tool that real people, like you and me, could easily fit into their schedules, no matter what their age, fitness level or motivation.
Everybody needs an opportunity to benefit from a realistic exercise regime. Realistic means in your time, on your terms, in your own space, when you feel like it (and even when you don’t). You don’t even have to get out of your pyjamas. My programmes are designed with you in mind and are tailored to your unique circumstances and goals.
With packages ranging from affordable group classes to one-on-one personal coaching, my app has something for everyone. No matter where in the world you are, you can access your training and eating programmes, tap into the energy of other people on the app, and get free access to recipes, tips and tricks and life hacks to keep you true and accountable to achieve your goals.
Launch date is 1 September! Here are a few options that you can sign up for:
* R500 for an 8-week transformation programme. That’s just R250 a month for guided exercise with a personal touch. And you can move easily from one programme to the next as you progress and get stronger.
* R700 for personal online training including meal plans, two Skype calls a month to check in on your goals and discuss how we can tweak your programme, and unlimited access to me through the app’s messaging functionality.
Are you ready to join me and get real?
E-mail me for more info !